Last week I had the joy of having an MRI – NOT! If you’d had one, it isn’t the most pleasant experience to go through. Lying still on your back for a half an hour in a tunnel isn’t the worst part. It’s the noise of the machine itself. Sure, they put “ear mufflers” on you to help, but I found the noise intense. I’ve come up with my own description of the process: Merciless, Roaring, Intensity. I tried, with some success, to quote scripture verses while going through the procedure to help calm any nerves and just help the time to pass. But with the intense noise, I’d lose my concentration and skip one to go on to another with the same result.
Don’t you think this same thing often happens in our busy lives? The “roaring sounds of the world” dull our concentration and hearing of the Word of God. We easily become sidetracked and give up trying to read or memorize scripture, or even to pray. We can blame a lot on Satan as he goes about as a “roaring” lion seeking whom he can devour (I Pet. 5:8). But we are guilty ourselves when we choose to listen to the things of the world rather than the things of God. I suppose we could put on “ear mufflers” to dull the world’s noise, but in reality that won’t work.
We do need to put on The Armor of God (Eph. 6); and to “resist the devil and draw near to God” (James 4:7,8), because, “Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world” I John 4:4. He can overcome any roaring that is intense in your life right now. Thank and praise Him for victory!
P.S. The MRI result calmed my fear of any serious issue. Praise the Lord.